Uperoleia orientalis (Parker, 1940)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Superfamily: Myobatrachoidea > Family: Myobatrachidae > Genus: Uperoleia > Species: Uperoleia orientalis

Glauertia orientalis Parker, 1940, Novit. Zool., 42: 67. Holotype: BMNH 1908.2.25.34, by original designation; now renumbered BMNH 1947.2.19.84 according to Cogger, Cameron, and Cogger, 1983, Zool. Cat. Aust., Amph. Rept., 1: 33, and Tyler, 1985, in Frost (ed.), Amph. Species World: 408. Type locality: "Alexandria Sta[tion]., [Barkly Tableland,] N[orthern]. Territory", Australia.

Uperoleia orientalisTyler, Davies, and Martin, 1981, Aust. J. Zool., Suppl. Ser., 29 (79): 24.

English Names

Groote Eylandt Toadlet (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 96).

Alexandria Toadlet (Barker, Grigg, and Tyler, 1995, Field Guide Aust. Frogs., Ed. 2: 337; Tyler and Knight, 2009, Field Guide Frogs Aust.: 150).


Two localities on the Barkly Tableland of the Northern Territory, Australia: Alexandria Station, and Arnold River (at 15° 43′, 135° 37′).


Prior to the review by Tyler, Davies, and Martin, 1981, Aust. J. Zool., Suppl. Ser., 29 (79): 24, the name Uperoleia orientalis was applied to most Uperoleia in the Northern Territory. Tyler, Davies, and Martin, 1983, Trans. R. Soc. S. Aust., 107: 240, concluded that the distribution is probably confined to coastal areas. Davies, 1989, Trans. R. Soc. S. Aust., 113: 115, discussed the distribution. See comment under Uperoleia. See brief account by Tyler and Knight, 2009, Field Guide Frogs Aust.: 150–151. Cutajar, Portway, Gillard, and Rowley, 2022, Tech. Rep. Aust. Mus. Online, 36: 47, provided a polygon distribution map. 

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